Alan, Ghartey Pick Nomination Forms

Alan KyeremantenAlan Kyerematen and Joe Ghartey, both flagbearer aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday, separately picked their nomination forms, in their bid to lead the party in the 2016 election.

Mr Kyerematen, a former Trade and Industry Minister, and Mr. Ghartey, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, are optimistic of winning the slot at the party’s presidential primaries expected to take place on December 6.

Their picking of the forms increases the number of aspirants that have picked forms to six.

Mr. Kyerematen, addressing party executives after picking the form at the NPP headquarters, promised to build a strong, united and financially sustainable party, if elected.

The twice defeated presidential contender also promised to work closely with party executives to put up a formidable team towards winning the 2016 presidential election.

“I have had the privilege and honour to serve our great party. If it’s God’s will that I become the next flagbearer, I will work with you to build a strong, united, stable and financially viable and stable party,” he stressed.

Earlier, Mr. Ghartey who picked his nomination forms, and promised to improved the fortunes of the party if elected.

Other contestants are former Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso North, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku and MP for Assuogyaman, Mr Kofi Osei Ameyaw.

The rest are the 2008 and 2012 flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; former Information Minister, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng and the MP for Mampong, Mr Francis Addai Nimoh.

The aspirants paid GH¢10,000 each for picking the nomination forms, with the filing of the forms attracting a fee of GH¢75,000.

Per the party’s constitution, not more than five candidates would be allowed to contest the presidential primaries.

In the event that more than five contestants pick up the forms, as it has happened, there will be an electoral college to whittle the number down to five.

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